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KDG confirms Tele Columbus acquisition

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has confirmed the acquisition of Tele Columbus. Under the terms of a deal signed today, KDG will pay €603 million, plus accrued interest, for Germany’s largest level 4 cable operator, clearing its debt in the process. Tele Columbus provides basic cable services to approximately 1.7 million homes in Berlin […]

Kabel Deutschland to acquire Tele Columbus

Germany’s leading cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) is to acquire Tele Columbus, according to a report in the Financial Times Deutschland. The paper reports that KDG has beaten rivals including Deutsche Telekom to strike a deal for the indebted operator, citing unnamed sources. The price is not known but is estimated to be in the […]

Tele Columbus invests in Dresden headend

German cable operator Tele Columbus has installed a new headend in Dresden, providing services to up to 100,000 households via an upgraded fibre network by 2016. The headend currently serves about 36,000 homes in Dresden, with 30,000 further households set to be added by the end of next year. The operator is investing about €15 […]

Tele Columbus upgrades network in Tambach-Dietharz

German cable operator Tele Columbus will upgrade its network in Tambach-Dietharz. The company has signed agreements with housing corporations WVV and WBG to digitize their networks. Work will start today and be complete by October 26, by which time customers will be offered digital TV packages, including some in HD.

Tele Columbus names new finance chief

German cable operator Tele Columbus has named Frank Posnanski as chief financial officer. Posnanski, who takes over from Paul Taaffe, was previously chief financial officer and CEO of Digital Identification Solutions, and has also worked for Kabel BW. The operator has also named Maik Emmermann to the new position of chief marketing and sales officer. […]

Tele Columbus opens new Berlin HQ

German cable operator Tele Columbus has opened a new headquarters in Berlin. The company’s new offices on Ernst-Reuter-Platz in the western part of the city will initially house about 170 employees. Deitmar Schickel, CEO of Tele Columbus, said that the operator’s new headquarters reflected its position as a leading player in the states of the […]

Star Capital reportedly looking to acquire Tele Columbus

Private equity company Star Capital is looking to buy German cable operator Tele Columbus, according to local press. FT Deutschland has reported that the UK-based group, which already owns German cable operator Pepcom, is in negotiations to buy Tele Columbus. Pepcom, which was acquired last year, has about 630,000 subscribers, while the much larger Tele […]

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